Milwaukee Tool, a developer of jobsite solutions for construction trades worldwide, is opening Milwaukee Tool – Chicago, a new location that will focus on engineering design and innovation and has space to house more than 250 employees.
Over the last decade, the company has experienced double-digit growth globally and currently employs more than 10,000 people in the U.S. Chicago's ecosystem of technical talent is one of the reasons Milwaukee chose to expand to the city.
As Milwaukee Tool continues to pursue advancements in productivity and safety on the jobsite, the level of innovation necessary to design and develop breakthrough solutions requires engineering expertise across many disciplines. The company continues to actively invest in emerging technologies around motors, power electronics, lithium-ion batteries, wireless connectivity and IoT, embedded systems, and artificial intelligence.
"Our people are our most valued asset. As we continue to push the limits of new technology to deliver the best solutions for our users, an expansion into Chicago was an obvious choice," said Steve Richman, Milwaukee Tool Group President. "This city has a fast-growing tech scene that draws diverse technical talent from around the country. We are thrilled to partner with Chicago to attract, retain, and recruit the very best people, as we continue building a culture that's unparalleled in our industry."
Milwaukee invested more than $14 million to renovate 70,000-square-feet of space within the Old Post Office building. Approximately 10,000 square feet is dedicated to lab space for design and development of critical new technologies. True to the company's cross-functional, collaborative culture, this space will be home to multiple disciplines within their Engineering Team, including: Embedded Systems; Firmware; Power Electronics; Systems and Mechanical Engineers; PCB Designers, and; Project Leaders.
This location will also act as an extension of the company's global headquarters in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Milwaukee Tool is currently hiring key engineering roles for their Chicago office. Interested applicants may apply online.
In the last year, Milwaukee has invested $216 million in domestic expansion projects including Chicago. Their other domestic presences include Greenwood, Grenada, Olive Branch, Clinton, and Jackson, Mississippi, as well as in Brookfield, Menomonee Falls, Milwaukee, West Bend, Mukwonago, and Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Cookeville, Tennessee, and Greenwood, Indiana.